A group called the Plastic Pollution Coalition has enlisted some celebrities -- including Daphne Zuniga, Jack Johnson, Benicio del Toro, Ed Begley Jr. and Jackson Browne -- to create short videos that encourage people to refuse to use disposable plastic bags, cups, utensils, and straws. Check out the videos below. They're not slick advertisements. Just low-cost quickly edited sound bites where the celebrity probably wasn't paid, but just gave a little tip about how consumers can avoid single-use plastic. As much as I enjoyed "Spaceballs," I don't think these are the sorts of celebrities that will appeal to young people ... so perhaps the target audience are in the 35-65 age group. Can the plastics industry respond with celebrities willing to talk about the energy-saving or health & safety benefits of single-use plastics? Somehow I think the lineup of singers and actors willing to take that gig will be more sparse.
Celebrities slam single-use plastics
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